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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Carlo Ancelotti, the Paris Saint-Germain manager, has revealed he has been offered Chelsea's Fernando Torres, 27, and Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, 27, as he carries out a footballing revolution.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin is a cut-price £6m transfer window target for Lazio as the London club's manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to extend the Russian's contract beyond 2013.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have been dealt a blow in the transfer market following the news that the agent of Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder, 27, reportedly said that his client will see out the winter transfer window in Italy.
Full story: Sky Sports

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 30, has emerged as a transfer target for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United frontman Mame Biram Diouf, 24, is a target for Hannover 96, with talks reportedly already at an advanced stage between the German club and the player's representatives.
Full story: Bild (in German)

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has told Liverpool they will have to make an "attractive" offer for Darren Bent if they wish to prise the striker away from Villa Park.
Full story: Metro

Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, 27, is a shock £5m target for super-rich Saudi side Al Hilal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool and Arsenal have been put on alert as Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 24, seeks urgent talks with manager Steve Kean over his future.
Full story: Daily Mail

The agent of Eric Abidal, 32, says the veteran French defender "will never sign with Arsenal" following news that he has extended his contract at Barcelona.
Full story: International Business Times

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is keeping his fingers crossed that red tape does not get in the way of his plans to sign New York Red Bulls and United States defender Tim Ream, 24.
Full story: Bolton News

Wanderers have also been reportedly ordered to stump up £8m for want-away Spurs forward Giovani dos Santos, 22.
Full story: Daily Mail

Defender Johnny Heitinga believes Everton have got no chance of bringing Steven Pienaar, 29, back to Goodison Park this month - despite the playmaker looking likely to leave Tottenham in search of first-team football.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

Newcastle target, 24-year-old defender Aly Cissokho wants to leave Lyon and admits he is just waiting for the "green light" to exit the Ligue 1 club.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, 24, is being hunted by Mark Hughes as the new QPR boss seeks to kickstart his Loftus Road revolution.
Full story: talkSPORT

Greece goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino, 27, who plays for Panathanaikos, is believed to be a transfer target for Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger seeks new competition for Wojciech Szczesny.
Full story: Caught offside

Blackburn are confident of completing a loan move for Bordeaux striker Anthony Modeste, 23, by the end of the week.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Alex Ferguson has earmarked Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his potential successor as manager.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Aston Villa are exploring the possibility of introducing a safe-standing area at Villa Park.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Swansea pair Scott Sinclair, 22, and Leon Britton, 29, could be rewarded with a shock place at Euro 2012 after shooting down Arsenal and impressing England boss Fabio Capello.
Full story: Daily Star

Carlo Ancelotti has advised his successor as Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas to sell 33-year-old striker Didier Drogba.
Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Liverpool have reverted to their original nine-year-old stadium plans for a new Anfield - and ditched ones drawn up by previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, 35, is targeting Stoke's last 17 Premier League games to ensure he's on top form for Euro 2012.
Full story: Stoke Sentinel

AND FINALLY

Striker Robin van Persie's son may become the latest 'prospect' to snub Arsenal. Rather than joining another team, he may be ready to take up a different sport - golf.
Full story: Metro

Swansea midfielder Leon Britton, 29, is Europe's most accurate midfielder - better even than Barcelona maestro Xavi.
Full story: the Sun



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
18 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
17 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
17 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2012
01 Feb 12 |  Football


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